WYA to hold opening day activities this Saturday


The Wren Youth Association (WYA) will have Opening Day activities this Saturday, March 17 marking the beginning of Spring baseball and softball season. This year, the WYA is celebrating 30 years of serving the youth of the Powdersville-Wren community.
Opening Day festivities at Hurricane Springs Park will include a parade of teams, ball games, raffles and fun things for kids to do.
Activities will begin at 9 a.m. with the annual parade of teams from Wren Elementary School to Hurricane Springs Park. The parade ends on one of the ball fields and will be  followed by an opening ceremony.
The ceremony will include singing of the National Anthem performed by a local student, the Pledge of Allegiance and the Little League pledge. An honorary first pitch will be thrown out by former Major League Baseball and Clemson pitcher, Brian Barnes.
All 31 baseball teams and 4 girls softball teams will play their first games throughout the day. Inflatable slides and bounce houses will be there for children to play on and concessions will be available.
WYA has 350 children ages 4 – 12 participating in Little League baseball. Most of the participaants live in Anderson School District One.
“It is a great day for our community and it is completely organized through volunteers,” said Greg Gambrell, Wren Youth Association Vice President.